Skip to comments.E-cigarette rule coming 'very soon,' U.S. FDA chief says
Posted on 04/05/2014 11:32:51 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks RocksEdited on 04/05/2014 11:33:44 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is "pushing very hard" to release a proposed rule that would establish its authority over e-cigarettes, the head of the agency said on Thursday amid concerns the products pose a risk to children.
FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told senators at a Congressional budget hearing that it has taken too long to move the rule forward and that she expects the proposal to be ready for release "very soon."
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Nanny State PING!
I still haven’t gotten over the candy cigarette ban.
It’s “for the children”, don’t cha know!
Funny how they never made candy cigars on the same scale, though.
In a Marxist State, the government seizes control of everything; at this point, why does anyone pretend we’re still a free people?
I’m all for taking away the FDA’s authority to regulate anything at all-let adults be responsible for themselves and their kids and save us a truckload of taxpayers’ dollars$$$ in the process-I’ll be most pleased to vote for whoever will fire all the expensive nannies who serve no purpose...
Too many taxes
Too many laws.
Shows you that it’s not about second hand smoke it’s about CONTROL!
If they banned all guns in the US and companies replaced guns with water guns they would be passing legislation to ban water guns
Actually, they made a fair number and still do. Check it out
I remember when my wife and I were expecting our son, we gave out a bunch of ‘It’s a Boy! candy cigars.
But rowing up, there were a lot more candy cigarettes.
When E-cigarettes are outlawed only outlaws will have E-Cigarettes. And I’m one. Come and get me copper.
It's nice to be able to just claim authority over stuff.
Oh goodie, now we have to contend with the e-Cig Mafia too? Please make it stop!!
My guess is that they will require child proof containers for the liquid nicotine to reduce the number of child poisonings.
And I wouldn't be surprised to see them require some testing and approval of the ingredients. Do you know what chemicals they are putting in your e-vapors? Do you even care? Do you like being a guinea pig? How long before someone puts some unique ingredient in a vapor that causes damage?
Do you know what chemicals they are putting in your e-vapors?
Do you even care?
Bureaucrats just salivating over something else to regulate.
It’s a drug delivery device. As a society we agree to regulate these things. And it will be.
Yes they did. Used to buy them all the time.
They really made as many of them as of candy cigarettes? I don’t seem to remember a large selection.
Outlaw? No, just tax at a dollar a puff.
Bubble gum cigars but do remember they never really caught on except to hand out when babies were born.
I haven’t said, “It’s a Free Country” in a coon’s age.
I got one every Wednesday when I went to pick up my periodicals.
Of course, I was 10 years old and my periodicals were comic books.
"Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method, they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and, while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some. . . . Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. . . . (It) does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose. . . ." - John Maynard Keynes, "Economic Consequences of the Peace - 1920"
Is there anyone here who doubts for a second that tobacco industry lobbyists will get their way here? This industry will be banned or regulated out of existence, and both party’s bank accounts will be just a little bit better funded this election cycle.
I have mixed feelings on this. My 19 year old came home from college with one and had trouble putting it down. I felt that something is up with these things. Recently, a “vapor” store opened a few miles from my home and I was like WTH?
I guess drugs adapt as laws, regulations and social norms attempt to control them.
Hopefully, it is a fad that my knuckle headed son will move on from. To be so intellectually smart, but so emotionally and socially dumb... it is sad.
I don’t want more government controls and laws, but research and publication of dangers of these things are not a bad thing.
I know “spice” or synthetic marijuana is a really dangerous drug that is hurting young and old people. I would not have known about it, if not for following college football.
I remember bubblegum packaged to look like cigars...pink cigars!
LOL, I didn't think so.
Seriously, I don't think the FDA wants to ban these things.
I’ve been trying to think of one thing, one item the government doesn’t some how have it’s mittens in.
Do you assume that we all trust anything available on a shelf of a store? Plenty of us do not-I don’t use e-cigs, I don’t do drugs, illicit or prescription, and I don’t eat processed, or even most canned food. I’m a responsible adult-I don’t apply, eat, smoke, or drink anything without reading the ingredients and looking up the contents on the net, and I don’t trust or need the FDA to tell me how/what to eat, smoke, drink or wash my dishes in.
And the FDA doesn’t care at all if you are a lab rat-if you don’t believe that, check out the ingredients on the next pre-packaged food item you consume, or the next OTC drug you take for a sneeze. And it is not “for the children”, either...
How about we go back to being responsible for our own kids and our own selves, and hiring companies not connected with government and/or lobbyists to do independent testing on new products? I’m sure there are plenty of testing labs who would appreciate the business-put it into private hands and let them bid on it.
Since when has the tobacco industry won any battle?
Given the political climate re: tobacco over the past few decades, the fact that the tobacco industry still exists today is itself a huge victory for the industry.
Spoken like a good slave. Massa knows best. If you’re scared of e-cigs, don’t buy one. Same logic as guns.
There is not enough time in the day for the average person to inspect and test everything that would need to be inspected.
And I have no interest in growing the food myself.
Who do you propose hire the independent companies? I can't afford that. Or were you suggesting the government spend the money on independent contractors so that whoever is in office can funnel contracts to their bundlers?
Stupid analogy. With a gun there's a very insignificantly small chance you'll shoot yourself, and I'll end up paying SS disability, medicaid and food stamps to support you through my taxes.
But E-cigs like cigarettes are made for one purpose. To shoot yourself with them.
If you insist on being stupid:
Maybe you can't fix stupid, but sometimes you can see it coming and you can marginalize it's impact.
Socialist statist Stalinist nonsense!
It’s a drug delivery device. Common sense says it should be regulated in regards sales to minors.
“Let’s see what the rule is, before people go hollering nanny state.”
The FDA isn’t congress, and should have no authority to be issuing rules of any sort.
You’re a happy slave and you call me stupid? (From the safety of internet anonymity!)
BTW, I quit smoking 30 years ago and think e-cigs are stupid, but I’m not a nanny state booster like you. And I know you wouldn’t have the stones to call me stupid to my face, you mouthy coward.
Congress has already ruled. e-vapors are taken into the body, so whether you call it a drug or a food, or a tobacco product, the FDA has congressionally authorized jurisdiction.
I've got no problem with that in concept. Adults need to care more about their children than the state.
But it's clear some adults don't care and there is a compelling reason why regulation is being considered. Year after year, generation after generation, kids were being turned into addicts.
Here then is what Newt said about caring for kids in '97.
Civilization cannot survive with twelve-year-olds having babies, fifteen-year-olds shooting one another, seventeen-year-olds dying of AIDS, and eighteen-year-olds graduating with diplomas they cannot read.
I don’t think I actually called you stupid. I said the gun analogy was stupid and explained why.
And I strongly implied with my “If you insist” statement that if you smoke or vape you are stupid. But you were smart enough to quit and admit that you think e-cigs are stupid. So my statement doesn’t really apply to you, does it.
Beer bottles are drug delivery devices. But you’re the number one socialist Stalinist statist on this website so no surprise.
If you are satisfied with trusting someone else to tell you what is safe and healthy for you and yours, that is your choice, and I respect it-but please stop demandinhg that your choices be imposed on those of us who do not think the same way-have equal respect for those of us who prefer to make our own decisions about food and recreation.
If you don’t grow your own food, the fresh veggies at the grocery store are usually safe, if you just wash them-I eat them in the winter when it is too cold to grow stuff. There is no shortage of fresh, uncontaminated produce in stores that I know of...
I work, too-and I brought up my kids in health and safety, and I’ve found more than enough time and info to maintain a healthy lifestyle for me and mine-I do not ever attempt to impose it on anyone else-it is an individual choice and responsibility.
You put the contract to test out for bids-just like the government puts contracts out for bid right now. With competition, the price comes down-it is our tax money anyway-better to have it spent for independent study than throwing it down the bureaucratic rathole of the FDA, which is totally corrupt and lobbied. Bundlers can only cease to exist when enough of us have the balls to vote with our wallets and stop electing purveyors of pork to represent us...
You’re not the biggest addict but you’re still an addict.